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China: Uyghurs

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 162694, tabled on 3 March 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations he has made to the Chinese Government in response to recent reports of that government trying to silence Uyghur witnesses through intimidation.

Answered on

8 March 2021

We are aware of reports of members of the Uyghur diaspora - including in the UK - being harassed by the Chinese authorities in an effort to intimidate them into silence, force them to return to China, or co-opt them into providing information on other Uyghurs. The Government regards such activity as unacceptable and has raised our concerns directly with the Chinese Embassy in London. The FCDO continues to monitor the situation closely and we urge anyone affected in the UK to contact the police.

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